Cloud Cover and Visibility reported on ATIS do not match the conditions seen in the sim when using Live Weather.
It always reports “Few clouds at 1,100 ft Few Clouds at 4,300 Ft Few Clouds at 12,700 ft” even if the sky is completely overcast. Visibility and Dew Point is often reported incorrectly as well (usually 3 or 10).
This is not to be grouped with “Live Weather is Inaccurate” reports. Regardless if live weather doesn’t match real world conditions, if it’s overcast in the sim, the ATIS should report overcast.
- Open World Map, find an area with overcast clouds
- Load into aircraft and tune to the ATIS at that airport
Additional Context as to why this is important:
Pilots tune to the ATIS prior to takeoff/landing to know if it’s safe. VFR Pilots cannot fly if the cloud ceiling is less than 1,000ft, and visibility less than 3. That’s why we rely on the ATIS frequency.